What does a School Councillor do?
Our School Councillors:
- Go to School Council meetings and takes part in discussions.
- Let his/her class know what was discussed at the meetings.
- Listen to the people in his/her class and take their views back to the school council.
- Get involved with projects run by the School Council.
What is a School Council?
Our school council is made up of elected children from each year group from Year 1 to Year 6.
The school council meets once every 2 weeks to discuss issues and the views of the children of the school. The school council’s main aim is to make St Paul’s a better place.
Miss North runs the school council; they meet once a week.
Each year an election is held in each class to elect 2 members from each class. The children have to present to the class why they would make a good school councilor. This is called their manifesto.
The two children with the most votes are elected as their class School Councillors.
Why do we need a School Council?
We need a School Council because:
- Everyone is an important part of our school. Children should all have a say in how the school is run.
- Children have a right to be listened to.
- Children have some great ideas.
- Children might notice things which need changing that adults are not aware of.
- Adults don’t always have the answers. Children can help them to see things differently.
- Decisions made in school affects us all. Children should have a say in decisions that affect them.
- Teachers do not have enough time to listen to everyone’s ideas separately. A council meeting can bring all those ideas together.
- Everyone has the right to express his or her own opinions.
- We can all help to make our school better.